By Tam McManus

14th Nov, 2022 | 12:11pm

McManus slams VAR as Celtic footage analysed - 'another dodgy decision'

Ross County should not have been awarded a penalty in their game against Celtic on Saturday.

That’s according to former Hibernian striker Tam McManus, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about a controversial moment at Parkhead.

O’Riley was judged to have handled the ball inside the Celtic box during the second half against Ross county on Saturday (12 November).

David Cancola put The Staggies ahead from 12 yards but goals from David Turnbull and Sean Haksabanovic gave Celtic the three points.

McManus can’t believe the penalty was awarded.

“It’s another dodgy decision going against Celtic,” McManus told Football Insider‘s Ben Wild.

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“We have spoken about VAR but for me, VAR works, it’s the people who are using it who are the problem. It’s a really, really poor decision.

“The ball comes off O’Riley’s hand, he can’t get out of the way, it’s just flicked up. Fortunately for Celtic, they came back and won the game.

“I think if you are a Hoops supporter you would say they have been the most hard done by, by the big decisions since VAR was introduced

“The fans and the manager are very frustrated but they keep winning games regardless and that’s the important thing.”

Celtic go into the World Cup break nine points ahead of Rangers after the latter’s 1-1 draw against St Mirren.

The Hoops are set to travel to Australia for a winter training camp.

In other news, Giorgios Giakoumakis has been tipped for Celtic axe after what McAvennie has spotted – ‘it’s a harsh reality’.